Grant Details

South Carolina Department of Public Safety - PSN^

Amy Kingston
(803) 896-4742
Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs
Post Office Box 1993
Blythewood, SC 29016
  • Crime, Legal Related
  • Employment, Economic Development, Job Related and Business Grants
  • Housing, Shelter
  • Public Safety
  • Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
  • Community Improvement, Capacity Building
  • Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
  • South Carolina
Maximum Grant Amount
not specified
April 5, 2024

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is accepting applications to the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program.

The overall goal for this initiative is to promote safe communities across the state through the reduction of gun violence and gang activity, with special focus on areas with increased rates of violent crime/gang activity.  Toward that goal, the program seeks to fund projects that will enhance progress toward the below priorities. However, innovative projects outside of these priorities which are aimed at reducing firearm and gang violence will also be considered.

  • Focused Deterrence: Focused deterrence (or “lever pulling”) strategies that attempt to maximize law enforcement efforts by strategically and directly applying interventions and social service resources to individuals at high risk for recidivism. Strategies that combine strict enforcement with positive incentives by providing access to social services and support.

  • Gun and Gang Crime Investigation/Suppression: Programs (or task forces) to target perpetrators of gun and gang-related crimes. This can include the illegal possession of firearms, the illegal sale of guns, or other crimes committed to benefit a “gang.” Multiagency cooperation should be demonstrated (e.g., both state and federal involvement).

  • Firearms Analysis: Programs that should enhance and provide support for state and local law enforcement agencies that analyze firearms and ballistic evidence (including NIBIN analysis and tracing of firearms).

  • Data Analysis/Research Partner: Programs designed to assess and validate the nature and extent of gun crime, gang activity, and gang membership in South Carolina. Data analysis to identify the drivers of violent crime and assess the effectiveness of an agency’s violent crime reduction plan.

  • Prevention and Reentry Programs: Programs dedicated to violent crime prevention and the identification of persons at high risk of offending (e.g., educational, faith-based, community-oriented, outreach, etc.). Programs dedicated to the successful reentry of offenders with housing, educational, and vocational partnerships.

Funding will provide for 100% of project costs. No cash or in-kind match will be required.

Programs funded under PSN must be twelve months in length (October 1, 2024 - September 30, 2025). Continuation projects that have demonstrated success in prior years in accordance with predeterminedproject evaluation measures will receive priority.

Project Safe Neighborhoods grant awards may be made to state agencies, local units of government, and non-profit agencies.  A "local unit of government" is defined as any city, county, town, township, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state. 

NEW users must submit their subgrantee user registration requests no later than Friday, March 23, 2024.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 3/8/2024

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